American Airlines will cut capacity in late August, and eliminate 1,600 jobs. American will reduce capacity 5.5% on international routes, and 7.5% domestically.
The layoffs will target 40 at the carrier’s Kansas City maintenance hub, plus 300 in airport services, 50 in cargo and 1,200 in flight services.
American had 67,000 employees in March, down from 71,800 in March 2008.
American Airlines a major US airline; the world’s largest airline in passenger miles transported and passenger fleet size; second largest in aircraft operated; and second in operating revenues. A subsidiary of the AMR Corporation, the airline is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, adjacent to the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. American operates scheduled flights throughout the US, and to Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Japan, China, and India.American Airlines to Lay Off 1,600 by Harrison Barnes